Events Guide

Fun stuff! 20 April to 06 May … Get stuck in, Gold Coasters!

Osher Günsberg at the Spiegeltent

20 April@The Spiegeltent, $40, info: Join Osher Günsberg for an intimate evening packed full of raw honesty, genuine emotion and plenty of laughs as he unveils the stories within his highly anticipated memoir ‘Back, After the Break.’

Join Osher Günsberg for an intimate evening packed full of raw honesty, genuine emotion and plenty of laughs as he unveils the stories within his highly anticipated memoir ‘Back, After the Break.’

Wild City Workshop Series

20-28 April@the Point, Burleigh Heads. Free. Info:
How does wild nature thrive in the business of city living? As a part of the Bleach Festival, Wild City is a performance art program that invites you to engage creatively with urban nature.

Ganngalanji (Listen, Call-out, Think)

21-22 April@Bleach at Burleigh $11.31 Info:
A woman of Ngugi heritage of the Quandamooka people, artist Libby Harward shares First Nations’ cultural ways of knowing, waiting and moving through someone else’s country at Tallebudgera Creek and Jellurgal.

Nyala Bulahbu Gali

22 April@Dust Temple, Currumbin, From $20, Info:   
A conversation, a ceremony, a cup of tea, a song and a deeper understanding of Indigenous cultural frameworks. Join Kyle Slabb as he investigates ideas of modern and ancient time and space.

The Raid 100

22-28 April@525 Gold Coast Highway. Free. info and stream:
Comprising of 100 hours of cycling, trekking and kayaking, the Raid 100 is Australia’s first expedition length, rogaine-format adventure race. With a live stream of the race available online, why not cheer on your local competitors? 


24-28 April@Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, from $62. info:
Lit by your headlights, heard through your car radio and seen through your windscreen, Throttle is a live-action drive in with a difference. Brought to you by the Gold coast Theatre Company ‘The Farm’ this is not a show to be missed!

ANZAC Day at Lonestar Tavern

25 April @ Lonestar Tavern, Free event, prize entries $15 info:
Join us for breakfast after your dawn service for a special price just for ANZAC Day! The jumping castle will be up in the courtyard all day (rain or shine) and we have a kids’ entertainer from 11:30am – 3:00pm.

ANZAC Day Sports Challenge

25 April @Surfers Paradise AFL, Ashmore Rd, Benowa. Info:

Free Family Day Out – this is a free community event with over 20 different sports being played, including netball, touch rugby, rugby 7s (union and league), touch AFL tournaments + other sports. There will also be other fun family activities, like Two-Up. Commemorative services will be held.

Register as an individual or a team, $20 per player. (Men’s, women’s, mixed and kid’s divisions).

Human Nature Little More Love Tour

26 April@GCCEC, $91.55, info:
Kicking off the biggest live show they’ve ever produced, Human Nature is set to perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant hits from their new album, Romance of the Jukebox.


26-27 April@Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Free. info:
Landing invites you to participate or spectate as swimmers wearing island-shaped hats plunge into the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre’s main pool, attempting to swim a distance equivalent of that between Manus Island and Australia’s mainland.

Mama Kin Spender at Burleigh

26 April@Bleach at Burleigh, Free, info:
Tap into your primitive spirit, join the tribe and revel with us under the Milky Way as Mama Kin Spender brings home the first night of femme-driven music at The Burleigh Bleach* Club, Burleigh Heads.

Between Tiny Cities

26-27 April @ Corner Young St and Regent Lane, Southport. Free. info:
Dancers Erak Mith from Phnom Penh and Aaron Lim from Darwin use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip hop culture to explore the different worlds that surround them.

The Cleaners

26-28 April@Bleach at Burleigh. Free. info:
Straight from its premiere at Splendour in the Grass 2018, this is a durational performance installation by multi-award-winning contemporary performance makers, Shock Therapy Productions.

Hide & Seek Children’s Market

27 April@Miami State High School. Free. info:
Hide & Seek Children’s Market showcases skilfully hand-crafted or designed by artistic and independent locals who are passionate about creating high quality children’s products. If you have tiny humans in your life, this is the perfect family day out!

Inside Out: Dance and Architecture Experience

26-28 April@Bond University’s Abedian School of Architecture. $25. info:
‘Inside Out’ is a compelling new site-specific dance work where audiences travel across sloping pathways discovering intimate rooms filled with bold colour, dance and movement, spiralling stairwells and soaring expanses of concrete.

Beach Party with Kira Puru

27 April@Bleach at Burleigh, Free, info:
Kick off your Saturday night right by sipping on a bevvy or two and dancing the evening away to the honey vocals of electronic artist DVNA, the indie-rock sounds of Eliza and the Delusionals and the genre-defying headliner Kira Puru at this free beach party.  

Feast on Fifth

27 April@Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach. Free. info:
Feast on delicious eats and treats from the best local food trucks and restaurants while you soak up the chilled beachside soundtrack. Life is sweet on the Coast as you Feast on Fifth.

Gold Coast Suns verses Brisbane Lions QClash

27 April@Metricon Stadium. From $13. info:

See Your SUNS take on their state rivals Brisbane Lions at Metricon Stadium for QClash. The game kicks off at 1.45pm, but there will be plenty of pre-game entertainment including a kids zone with inflatables and much more!

Gold Coast Running Festival

28 April @ Cbus Super Stadium. Various costs. info:

The 7 News Gold Coast Running Festival starts and finishes at one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic venues – Cbus Super Stadium. Featuring five distinct race distances, the festival caters for everyone from the serious half marathon runner, to mums and dads who just want to get the kids out and have some family fun. 

Creedence Clearwater Revived

28 April@BBQ Bazaar. From $10. info:

BBQ Bazaar brings you a night of Creedence Clearwater, playing all your favourites live on stage to pinpoint accuracy. Doors open 4pm, Band starts 6pm, Food stalls from 4pm and Bar opens 4pm.

Desert Digs Vintage Market

28 April@Mo’s Desert Clubhouse. Free. Info: 0439 381 114
Grab your re-usable shopping bags and your best pals! This bi-monthly rummage market features local and handmade gifts, vintage apparel, loads of vinyl spun and for sale by Howl & Moan Records, and eats by Spilt Milk.

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

28 April @ Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Free. Info:
Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra.

Emerging Exporters Program – Amazon Masterclass

30 April – location given upon registration. Free. Info:
The City of the Gold Coast is offering free training and consultation to Gold Coast businesses to help support and develop export capabilities and accelerate their time and cost to enter international markets.

Surfers Paradise Live 2019

2-6 May@Beach Road, Surfers Paradise. Free. Info:

An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance (SPA), LIVE transforms the heart of Surfers Paradise into a multi-stage music festival with iconic Surfers Paradise beach providing a unique gig backdrop while the waves play percussion. 

Flow in the Dark Yoga Party

2 May@Mo’s Desert Clubhouse. $25-$35, info:
Spend a night out Yogi style! Think body art, glow in the dark yoga flows, live mantra music beats, sacred yoga chant, games, prizes, vegan finger food, drinks and much more.

2019 Careers in Commerce Experience Day

2 May @ Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. Free. Info:

Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to attend the annual Griffith Business School Careers in Commerce Experience Day. Students will gain insight into the exciting career choices available to them as commerce graduates, and they will hear from speakers who have used their commerce qualifications to forge successful careers in the diverse areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance and financial planning.(Box Article Feature)

Bond Business School Year 12 Extension Program

2-3 May or 9-10 May @Bond University, Robina. Free. info:
The Bond Business School Year 12 Extension Program is a two-day workshop that assists you to transition to university. World-class academics will focus on knowledge and skills that build upon senior school curriculum. 

Tim Minchin at the Star

3-4 May@The Star. $81.50. Info:
Tim Minchin, internationally renowned award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, will be bringing his national tour BACK to The Star on Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4.

Queensland Masters Squash State Titles

4-6 May@Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium/Nerang Squash Centre. From $30. info:
The Queensland Masters Squash Association State Championships are here! Grab your friends and family and head down to the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium and Nerang Squash Centre to cheer on Queensland’s best!

Bump to Bub Mothers Day High Tea

4 May@Sharks Events Centre $75-$149 Info:
Bring your mum circle or come prepared to make new friends at the Gold Coast’s first Bump to Bub Mother’s Day High Tea! This event is set to be an exciting day full of prizes, giveaways, mocktails, high tea, goody bags and gifts.

Heineken Gold Coast Cup

4 May @ Aquis Park. $20. info:
The Gold Coast’s favourite racing carnival event is back for 2019! Held annually at Aquis Park here on the Gold Coast, the highly-anticipated Heineken Gold Coast Cup will be a day to remember.

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